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Mission Statement

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) understands the role of institutions in making valuable contributions to the field of communication sciences and disorders. In a field with only eight percent racial minorities, deliberate and calibrated efforts are necessary in advancing discovery, translation, and practice to increase representation and support, and elevate marginalized communities. Therefore, we are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our education, research, training, and clinical service missions, and dismantling practices that perpetuate disparities in our education and healthcare systems. We will confront and reject all forms of prejudice, intolerance, and discrimination. We will promote anti-racist initiatives and cultural responsiveness. We will lead by example.

More information about the overall mission and vision for SLHS can be found in our Strategic Plan.

SLHS acknowledges and honors the heritage and rights of Indigenous people. We recognize that our university and community are located in the traditional homelands of the Bodewadmik (Potawatomi), Lenape (Delaware), Myaamia (Miami), and Shawnee People. We pay homage to the original caretakers and appreciate their continued presence and contributions. Additional information and resources are available via the Native American Educational and Cultural Center.

Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, Lyles-Porter Hall, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2122, PH: (765) 494-3789

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